Jonny Bairstow overview

Jonathan Marc Bairstow is an English cricketer who was born on 26th September 1989. Bairstow plays for Yorkshire and for the England national cricket team. His introduction to cricket was very evident as his father David Bairstow, himself had played as a wicket Keeper for England. Following his father’s footsteps, Jonny also went on to become a keeper. Jonny enrolled himself in school cricket and in no time, he established himself as one of the best. Jonny won the Young Wisden School Cricketer of the year award for his 654 runs in the 2007 season. He then moved on to represent Yorkshire’s second XI and got noticed for his consistent performance. Jonny scored 308 runs at an average of 61.6 in the 2008 season. He also scored 139 not out against Worcestershire at Headingley Carnegie. In the same year, Bairstow signed a full-time contract with the county side.

Jonny averaged more than 40 consistently in 2010 and 2011 but the problem was that he started off well with a good knock but was not able to reach the three-figure mark on multiple occasions. Despite of all that in the year 2011, Jonny proved a point by scoring 1000 runs in a calendar year and thus becoming the first Yorkshire cricketer to achieve it. He was selected to play for the England Performance Programme squad in Australia which eventually helped him perform better as a batsman.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 74 131 8 4197 167 34.12 7655 54.83 6 0 21 491 27
ODI 86 79 8 3426 141 48.25 3274 104.64 11 0 14 382 87
T20 51 45 9 1050 86 29.17 754 139.26 0 0 6 97 44
IPL 21 21 2 790 114 41.58 555 142.34 1 0 5 79 31

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 74 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 86 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 51 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 21 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

In the year 2009, playing second XI cricket, Bairstow was called up into the first team match with Somerset when Michael Vaughan was ruled out through injury after scoring 202 not out against Leicestershire seconds. On his first-class debut Jonny scored 28 before getting out to Michael Munday. He top-scored with an 82* in the second innings. Jonny took over the gloves from his injured team Gerard Brophy and took four catches in Somerset's second innings.

ODI Career

Jonny made his ODI debut against India at Sophia Gardens on 16th September 2011. Picked to play as batsman, he scored a 41* off just 21 balls to help England reach a Duckworth-Lewis adjusted total. His innings included 3 sixes, the first on coming off just the 5th ball he faced, and he was named ‘Man of the Match’. He has played in 79 matches and has scored 3011 at an average of 46.32 and at a strike rate 105.58. He has 9 hundred and 12 fifties under his belt.

Test career

Jonny Bairstow against West Indies at Lord’s on 17th may 2012 and has played in 70 matches so far in which he has scored 4030 at a strike rate of 55.08. He has an average of 34.74 and has 6 hundred and 21 fifties. In 2016, Bairstow set a record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a calendar year. In the same year, he also set a record for most runs in Test matches by a wicketkeeper in a single year. By scoring 1,470 runs in Tests in the year.

IPL career

Jonny made his IPL debut against KKR - Kolkata on 24th March 2019 at the Eden Gardens. He has played in 10 matches so far and has 445 runs. His highest score is 114 and has an impressive strike rate 157.24. He has 1 hundred and 2 fifties under his belt.

T20 Career

Jonny made his T20 debut against the West indies at the Kennington Oval on 23rd September 2011. He has 725 runs from 37 matches at a strike rate of 139.42. He has 4 fifties to his name. Bairstow is a formidable batsman in the middle and a reliable wicketkeeper. He is and will continue to be a great addition to the English team.

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